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A kaleidoscope of color and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike tarty elder sister Pinky, who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess' dream is to play soccer professionally like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream...and a soccer ball.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 148
- Fresh: 126
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The acting is as nimble as the footwork.
Fresh: A rare amalgam of funny, sweet, action-packed and inspiring.
Rotten: More rooted in small-screen sitcom than anything deeper.
Fresh: Every generation has to discover the same cliches that were drummed into previous generations, and kids could do worse than to learn them from this film.
TOO GOOD is all I can say
This movie launched Keira's Career. It is absolutely one of the best culture clash movies ever. It tugs the hear strings, it is full of laughs, and has the excitement of soccer matches, what more could you want.
I loved this movie and it was really fun to watch with family and is good for car trips. If you like soccer this is a really good movie!!!!!! I loved every single second of it!
I loved this movie sooooo much. It was filled with excitment and its the best movie ever!!!!! This movie is filled with everything that everybody will love! Its a great family movie and is very interesting as a indian girl trys to play soccer when shes not suppose to.
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